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Engineering students show off projects at the Capstone Design Project Showcase
04/30/2018

After 15 weeks of hard work, College of Engineering students displayed their capstone design projects at the Spring 2018 Capstone Design Project Showcase held on April 26 at the Bryce Jordan Center.


Thwaites glacier focus of international program
04/30/2018

The National Science Foundation and the United Kingdom's National Environmental Research Council are the forces behind eight new initiatives in Antarctica to determine how quickly a massive glacier could collapse. Penn State is part of two of these projects, GHOST and MELT.


Student engineers innovate passenger car seats with Ford
04/30/2018

A team of engineers worked diligently for months designing a new passenger car seat for the Ford Motor Company, harnessing years of education to create a finished prototype. But they weren't professionals working in Detroit -- the team members were all undergraduate seniors at Penn State.


Three graduate students honored with Distinguished Master’s Thesis Award
04/27/2018

Three Penn State graduate students - John Banghoff, Min Liew, and Elena Vazquez - have been awarded the Distinguished Master's Thesis Award.


Materials Science and Engineering students hope to inspire future women in STEM
04/27/2018

Tight-knit friendships have allowed a group of female students to excel in a field that has traditionally been male dominated, materials science and engineering. Throughout their time at Penn State, these students took on leadership roles, conducted research, represented Penn State at national conferences and prepared for the start of their careers.


Students build portable solar boxes to help restore services in Puerto Rico
04/27/2018

Nikhil Bharadwaj had an ingenious idea for improving the tailgating experience for himself and his friends at Penn State football games. Drawing from his love of renewable energy, the senior majoring in energy engineering began drafting plans for a small-scale solar box capable of charging cell phones and powering devices while tailgating at Beaver Stadium. But then he had a better idea.


Katie McGinty named College of Earth and Mineral Sciences commencement speaker
04/25/2018

The Honorable Kathleen A. "Katie" McGinty will deliver the address for the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS) undergraduate graduation ceremony. The ceremony will be held at 8 p.m. on Friday, May 4, in Pegula Ice Arena on Penn State's University Park campus.


Penn State places 1st at 2018 Race to Zero Student Design Competition
04/24/2018

The Penn State student team won first place in the Suburban Single-Family Housing Contest of the U.S. Department of Energy Race to Zero Student Design Competition on April 22.


Video: Transparent metal films for smartphone, tablet and TV displays
04/24/2018

A new material that is both highly transparent and electrically conductive could make large screen displays, smart windows and even touch screens and solar cells more affordable and efficient, according to a Penn State team of researchers led by Roman Engel-Herbert, associate professor of materials science and engineering.


Invent Penn State names James Adair 'Inventor of the Year'
04/24/2018

James Adair, professor of materials science and engineering, biomedical engineering and pharmacology, was awarded the Invent Penn State "Inventor of the Year" award, Friday, April 20, at the Invent Penn State Venture & IP Conference awards ceremony.